The First Time
The First Time
Season 6
Episode 24
Air Date May 20, 2002
Cast Ray Romano
Patricia Heaton
Brad Garrett
Doris Roberts
Peter Boyle
Madylin Sweeten
Director(s) Gary Halvorson
Writer(s) Tom Caltabiano & Mike Royce & Ray Romano
Preceded by The Bigger Person
Followed by The Cult

The First Time is the twenty-fourth episode of Season 6, and is the 146th episode overall.


The feud continues and a flashback to the night Ray and Debra first had sex.


When Debra turns down Ray for sex again, he makes her sign a pact for a nooner the next day.

Marie and Debra are totally ignoring each other, and when Marie returns an old gift, Debra gets mad and tears up the pact. She points out that Ray is incapable of reading her mood and reminds him of the first time they were together.

In the flashback, Debra invites Ray for a candle light dinner. Ray's friends think it's an invitation for sex. Marie eavesdrops and decides to ruin their evening by barging in with Frank, Robert, Father Hubley and a lasagna.

When Debra realizes the situation, she asks Marie to be frank and open in the future. Remembering this event, Debra tries to patch things up with Marie, but Marie gets mad when she discovers that Ray and Debra had sex fifteen years ago, in spite of her interference, and doesn't take the apology back.

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